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aleks sierz

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Aleks is author of In-Yer-Face Theatre and Rewriting the Nation, co-editor of theatreVOICE website, and works as a journalist, broadcaster and theatre critic at large.

Articles By Aleks Sierz

Macbeth, Almeida Theatre review – vivid, but much too long

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The Normal Heart, National Theatre review - Ben Daniels triumphant

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Is God Is, Royal Court review – blister, flare and burn, baby, burn

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The Memory of Water, Hampstead Theatre review – uneasy tragi-comedy

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Rockets and Blue Lights, National Theatre review - strong, but inconclusive

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Changing Destiny, Young Vic review – an epic literary discovery

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Oleanna, Arts Theatre review - Mamet on power and tragedy

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Out West, Lyric Hammersmith review – not quite a hat trick

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Walden, Harold Pinter Theatre review – where’s the emotion?

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Harm, Bush Theatre review – isolation, infatuation and intensity

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Tarantula, Southwark Playhouse online review – spine-tingling love and trauma

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Angela, Sound Stage online review - tender and time-shifting

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The Picture of Dorian Gray, Barn Theatre online review - a dazzling adaptation

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The Band Plays On, Sheffield Theatres online review – to Sheffield with love

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Typical, Soho Theatre online review - powerfully poetic and painful

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Shook, Papatango online review - strongly acted, but depressingly predictable

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